Rainy Days 2016: Gear for Unpredictable Weather
Whether it's dropping your phone into a puddle or getting stuck in the rain mid-ride, bad weather woes are universal (albeit trivial). The right gear, however, can change all that. True rain protection extends beyond a jacket or umbrella, and most...
Nobody said thermometers needed to be embedded with complex algorithms to be smart. Best Made Co.’s Weather Station is incredibly clever—and it’s completely analog. Two needles report on temperature and relative humidity—gauging the “feel” of the room...
Dressing For Rainy Days
It's no longer deniable: autumn is upon us in the north, and it's the start of spring for those in the southern hemisphere. Stay warm and dry during these transitional seasons—and prep for those pesky sudden showers—with new pieces from A/W14 collections...
M.Nii Typhoon Haiyan Relief T-shirt
On 8 November 2013 Typhoon Haiyan devastated much of the Philippines and Southeast Asia. It was the deadliest typhoon on record in the Philippines and there is still much work to be done in the island nation. To support disaster relief efforts and...
Don't let the streamlined design fool you, these gloves from Icelandic brand 66Â°North will keep your digits incredibly warm thanks to the Polartec and Power Stretch fabric. They're named after VÃk Ã MÃ½rdal, a beautiful village situated between...
Blunt's Mini Umbrella incorporates their radial tensioning system into a portable, lightweight and aerodynamic weather canopy that is unflappable and easy to control even in stormy conditions.
CH Gift Guide: Apocalyptic Presents
Regardless of whether those genius Mayans are correct and next week sees an apocalypse take place, it's not a bad idea to make sure you and your loved ones are well prepared for any level of disaster. Here are 12 presents from the Cool Hunting Gift...
FRX3 Hand Turbine
This handy little device is great for outdoor adventurists or friends living in hurricane-prone areas. Simply crank the handle to power its light, radio and, most critically, your mobile phone.
Marimekko's floral prints and bold patterns brighten up the dreariest of days. The famed Finnish brand's mini umbrella in their signature Unikko print will keep you dry while neatly fitting into a small bag or purse when not in use.
Superstorm Sandy: See + Help
As our readers may have noticed from our limited publishing schedule this week, CH HQ has been pulled out of commission by massive power outages in the wake of superstorm Sandy. While our core team has emerged unscathed save for some extended power...
From the creative minds at Raureif comes Partly Cloudy, a new weather app designed for those who have a penchant for both design and numbers. While many recent apps in the weather genre tend to favor minimal design over crowded dew point variables...
Mobile development house Hollr follows up last year's GO HD, a GPS-based app that lets users explore a new dimension of their neighborhood in real time by posting pictures and videos of their daily activities while neighbors do the same. This month...
Taking a cue from Dieter Rams' legendary "10 Principles of Good Design", Miami-based designer David Elgena recently created a beautifully simple weather app. The aptly titled WTHR iPhone app may not be the most innovative with its ultra simple...
Ladies' Running Gear
With marathon season in full swing stateside, those looking to get in on the action either need to take their running regime indoors or layer up to beat the impeding cold air and wetter conditions. We've been road-testing gear for ladies from singlets...
Twelve Pairs of Ladies' Rain Boots
The key to staying warm and dry through the wetter, colder months starts with well-designed footwear. Luckily, the world of wellies has expanded beyond the basic rubber model to encompass a wide range of style-focused boots still durable enough for...
Waterproof Parka Shells
For general inclement weather, we rely on a sharp rain shell, layering it for colder months and tucking it into carry-ons, to see us through a wet day. While it's a less bulky way to stay dry than expedition-grade wear, those that hit at the waist...
Rain Gear with Style
The bright spot in any rain-filled day is actually keeping dry. Below are four accessories we recently put to the test that will keep you from getting soaked without resorting to a yellow slicker, all through the rainy season. Two-Tone Canvas Tote...
While artist Nathalie Emiebach's sculptures look like Sarah Sze got ahold of some tinker-toys, the conceptual underpinnings are far more complex. Drawing on data sets—like the distance between sun and earth or moon phases—that...
Two artists separated by a continent—Ap Verheggen and Nasser Azam—recently completed independent climate-based projects, each using weather to indicate the outcome. Verheggen, who calls Holland his home, installed the first in a series...
The New Cleanser: Ultra-Moisturizing Soapless Balms and Oils
Since experiencing the deeply moisturizing and soothing benefits of a cleanser designed for use with less (or in some cases without) water, I decided to make the up-and-coming product a permanent part of my nightly routine. Not only does the low...
Bigert & Bergström: Tomorrow's Weather
A double helix sculpture in Denmark comprised of over 60 molecular globes, Tomorrow's Weather beautifully reimagines traditional weather balls—also known as weather beacons. While the devices usually sit on top of buildings or attach to...
With an early heat wave hitting NYC, we're reminded once again of how intense the sun can be yet tend to forget how little time it takes to damage our skin. UV SunSense wristbands make for an easy way to monitor sun exposure with the simple color...
La Noche en Blanco: Perpetual Sunshine
Around three in the morning last Sunday, several hours into Madrid's La Noche en Blanco festival, I stumbled to Plaza Vazquez de Mella in search of Perpetual Sunshine. The brainchild of meteorologists, interior designers, and club kids, the exhibit...
Six Better-Than-Average Umbrellas
Following the Swims post, you might guess we have a rain theme going on today. What can we say? It's been raining a lot here lately. During the drearier months an adequate umbrella is essential, especially for urbanites who face longer treks than...